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Video: Firefighters in chest-deep water fight house blaze

After flooding from Sandy, the firefighters tried to contain a huge house fire

By FireRescue1 Staff

MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. — Video shows firefighters wading through chest-high water to battle a fully involved house fire during Superstorm Sandy.

The Massapequa Fire Department crews try to prevent the massive blaze from spreading to a neighboring home, but the person who posted the video says both homes were destroyed.

Water levels were at five feet and rising.

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Fab O Louis Fab O Louis Friday, November 02, 2012 11:28:22 PM Why? You risk alot to save alot, there is nothing to save here. Not smart...
Joe Cadolino Joe Cadolino Saturday, November 03, 2012 3:27:53 PM we go into any house fire to save what's left of a home. Whether its pictures, the structure itself or anything with meaning to the home owner. I am the guy who took this video, we were preventing what you saw in breezy point. If you search firstonscene photos, you can see the picture of the house that almost caught fire. We saved the block. And the homeowner of the house on the right was damn greatful for our effort. Yes there is risk, sometimes greater than other times. But to understand what "reward" is, that is something else.
Marco Cocchi Marco Cocchi Sunday, November 04, 2012 11:47:31 AM good job, pals, a really complicated rescue :)
Warren Erik Warren Erik Sunday, November 04, 2012 12:53:40 PM This would be that MIDDLE one of risk assessment where you take "calculated risks in a controlled fashion to save savable property". They are protecting exposures, and trying to put the fire out as best they can... 'cause if you put the fire out... most of your problems go away. Saving the BLOCK in this case is a good goal. They are wearing PPE, including life-jackets with strobes and are situation-ally aware. Good job!
Joe Cadolino Joe Cadolino Sunday, November 04, 2012 4:22:47 PM well said brother
Jon Ryan Jon Ryan Wednesday, December 26, 2012 6:00:06 PM When it comes to saving property & life's we as firefighters will stop at nothing to get the job done.
Joe Cadolino Joe Cadolino Thursday, December 27, 2012 3:06:25 PM Well said brother. Running in when all others run out. Many people will never understand what we do.
Brandon L Meeker Brandon L Meeker Monday, February 25, 2013 5:51:54 PM At least you wont run out of water.

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